Hudson River Valley Wineries

This blog is dedicated to news, events, profiles and reviews of fine food and wine in the Hudson River Valley. We especially feature and spotlight the burgeoning wineries of the Hudson River Region. We accept and will relay information about releases, events, festivals and any toher happening related to food and wine in the Hudson River Valley. Send pertitnent information to

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Carlo DeVito is a long time wine lover, and author of books and magazine articles. He is the author of Wineries of the East Coast. He has traveled to wine regions in California, Canada, up and down the east coast, France, Spain and Chile. He has been a published executive for more than 20 years. He shepherded the wine book program of Wine Spectator as well as worked with Kevin Zraly, Oz Clarke, Matt Kramer, Tom Stevenson, Evan Dawson, Greg Moore, Howard Goldberg, and many other wine writers. He has also published Salvatore Calabrese, Jim Meehan, Clay Risen, and Paul Knorr. Mr. DeVito is the inventor of the mini-kit which has sold more than 100,000,000 copies world wide. He has also publisher such writers as Stephen Hawking, E. O Wilson, Philip Caputo, Gilbert King, James McPherson, John and Mary Gribbin, Thomas Hoving, David Margolick, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., John Edgar Wideman, Stanley Crouch, Dan Rather, Dee Brown, Susie Bright, and Eleanor Clift. He is also the owner of Hudson-Chatham Winery, co-founder of the Hudson Berkshire Beverage Trail, and president of the Hudson Valley Wine Country.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Palaia Vineyards Music Events from November 20-24, 2010

Palaia Vineyards always has tremendous musical events. It's a big part of what they do. If you haven't been there before for one of the musical events, you should defintely try it!

All ages welcome at Outside Events21 And Over Only Inside The Tasting Room!Wine or food purchase required for a seat in the "tree house".

Nov 19
Gregg Van Gelder(Teachers Discount Night 10% off bottles)
7:00-10:00 P.M.
Winery Open From
12:00-10:00 P.M.

Nov 20
Henderson & Osinski
7:00-10:00 P.M.

Nov 21
Left at the Lama
2:30-5:30 P.M.

Nov 24
Bruce Perone - night before Thanksgiving blast. Special guests George Carney and Robert Schiff performing " Alice's Restaurant" which is a Thanksgiving tradition.
7:00-10:00 P.M.

Hudson-Chatham Hosts Bread, Wine & Cheese Event Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Hudson-Chatham Winery hosts its annual gourmet extravaganza. We bring together local cheesemakers, bakers, and purveyors of other Hudson Valley deliciousness to dazzle everyone’s tastebuds – and help them bring the goodness home for the holidays.

This year, besides the typical large selection of creameries represented, and the delicious breads from River Street Bakers, we will also be featuring – and sampling – lots of other locally produced goodies. These include:
* 100% natural juices and confections from Micosta
* maple syrups
* mouthwatering Larry’s Southwestern sauces
* organic nuts
* handmade herbed butters
* Hudson Valley Foie Gras and duck salami
* Seyval Blanc mustard
* full-flavored Beth’s Farm Kitchen chutneys, and an
* amazing black currant caviar -

All great to have on hand for the holidays.

We will have cheeses from the following area creameries:
* Twin Maple,
* Amazing Real Live Food Company
* Old Chatham Sheepherding Company
* Coach Farm
* Sprout Creek
* Nettle Meadow
* Harpersfield
* Beekman Farm
* Hudson-Chatham cheddars, spreads, and dip.

Discover how to find the perfect wine and cheese pairings, try some amazing toppings on some exceptional cheeses, and of course, enjoy the award-winning wines of the Hudson-Chatham Winery. This is one of our favorite events because - like Thanksgiving just a few days later – it’s all about good food, good wine, family, and friends.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Hudson Valley Winter Passport Tours February 1 to March 31, 2011

Come February and March, when the winter chill sets in, what better way to warm up than visit some of the region's best tastingrooms, and try some wines sure to brighten up your winter days?